Conductor: Brandon Phillips
Soloist: Roelof Temmingh
Boonzaaier ‘n Aand op SImonsberg
Temmingh Piano Concerto
Brahms Symphony no 3 in F
Prize-winning South African pianist Roelof Temmingh studies piano with Nigel Clayton at the Royal College of Music and has received masterclasses from pianists including Seymour Lipkin, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and Howard Shelley. He has won many local prizes including the SACS Music Competition, the Hennie Joubert Piano Competition, Johann Vos Piano Competition, the Beka Bantwana Music Competition, and also the Stellenbosch Ensemble Competition (twice). Performances include solo and chamber music recitals in South Africa, Lesotho, UK, France, Spain, and Austria, as well as concerto performances across South Africa. He has been invited to perform at major music festivals in South Africa such as the Woordfees, Aardklop and KKNK.
Winner of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra’s Inaugural Len van Zyl Conductor’s Competition in 2010, Brandon Phillips is artistic director and conductor of the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, a regular conductor of the Cape Town Philharmonic and principal bassoon in the CPO.
He graduated from the SA College of Music at UCT, where he received his BMus Honours, and also plays a number of other instruments.
As a result of the Len Van Zyl competition, Phillips furthered studies in conducting — at the Northwestern University in Chicago under Maestro Victor Yampolsky in 2010 and with Arjan Tien in the Netherlands. While in the US, Phillips was a conducting intern with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.
Phillips is regularly invited as an adjudicator and conductor for various competitions such as the ATKV, Artscape National Youth, Unisa Winds and the Shock Singing competitions.
He works with many of South Africa’s orchestras and choirs. These include the Miagi Youth Orchestra Festival, Sasol National Youth Festival as well as the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, Unisa Symphony Orchestra, Bloemfontein University Symphony, Black Tie Ensemble, the Cape Philharmonic Choir, the New Apostolic Symphony and Choir and, of course, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also conducted at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival.